Theatre tickets now on sale for The Government Inspector
We are excited to begin our touring production for 2023/24 is a Splendid creative adaptation of ‘The Government Inspector’, an 1836 comedy written by Ukrainian playwright Nickolai Gogol.
The play is a satirical prod at power, privilege, corruption and classism set in a small provincial town whose public servants – including the untrustworthy Mayor – are told they are to be assessed by an anonymous official: The Government Inspector.
At the same time, an idiotic aristocratic stranger arrives in town, setting the stage for an escalating masterclass in political farce.
In Splendid’s new adaptation, a highly skilled cast of three will populate an entire town of panicking officials, dismayed citizens and feckless fantasists in a fast-paced, one-hour performance which asks: if absolute power corrupts absolutely, what happens when you only have a tiny bit of power?
SEPTEMBER 2023 UPDATE: We’re delighted to say that the schools’ tour is now provisionally sold out, so the best way to see the show now is to come and see us in a theatre. Tickets are now available for all 5 theatre venues we’re visiting this tour – dates and links are below. If you are interested in an in-school performance, you can fill in our booking form to be added to our waiting list as there are often cancellations over the course of the tour.
|THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR IN THEATRES 2023/24|
|Tues 21 November 2023 (4.30pm & 7pm)||Lowry, Salford - tickets available now from £16.50*||Thurs 23 November 2023 (4.30pm & 7pm)||Pleasance, London - tickets on sale now £14-£15*|
|Thurs 25 January 2024 (4.30pm & 7pm)||Quarry Theatre, Bedford - tickets available now £12.50-£14.50*|
|Tues 20 February 2024 (7pm)||Blake Theatre, Monmouth - tickets available now £12-£14*|
|Thurs 7 March 2024 (4.30pm & 7pm)||MAST Studios, Southampton - tickets available now £13*|
*Theatre ticket prices may include booking fees. Group rates are available, please contact theatre box offices for full details.